Armed Forces Securing Suez Canal As Egyptian Navy Escorts Transiting Ships
While the confusion rages over whether Mubarak [will|will not] step down, after Reuters just reported that according to Egypt's information minister Mubarak is not stepping down, suddenly concern about the Suez Canal has flared up again. Luckily, the Egypt armed forces have now secured it, so all is well.
There have been no changes in Suez Canal traffic operations so far, canal officials said on Thursday, speaking amid reports that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak may step down.
One official said the Egyptian navy was escorting ships through the canal and that armed forces were securing the waterway
In the meantime, if the euphoria from Mubarak's departure ends up being a dud, an there are no changes at the top today, there will be 3 million very angry (and still quite hungry) protesters...
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